The Irish State and the Celtic Tiger: A ‘Flexible Developmental State’ or a Competition State?

  • Peadar Kirby
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Ireland’s economic success from 1994 to 2000 earned it the title, the Celtic Tiger.1 While differing interpretations have been offered as to the reasons for this success, the state is widely credited with playing a central role.


Foreign Direct Investment Gross Domestic Product House Price Gross Domestic Product Growth Gross National Product 
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